Five towns and villages within the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District is to benefit from Cork County Council’s 2015 Footpath Replacement Programme. A total of €1m of funding has been set aside countywide for the footpath programme with almost €120k allocated to the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District.
Welcoming the allocation of funding to the specific towns and villages, Chairman of the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea (Ind) said “This announcement is very welcomed news and will go some way in addressing the detoriated and substandard footpaths we currently have in the District. We haven’t had a dedicated footpath programme in place since 2009 until last year, due to financial constraints, and we can already see the benefits of the re-establishment of the programme”.
Footpath replacement works will take place in the following areas:
Kanturk – St. Theresa’s Place: Complete works within estate which commenced in 2014
Dromahane: Provide new infill section of footpath from village towards Community Centre in conjunction with the low cost safety improvement scheme approved earlier this year which will involve new footpaths and traffic calming measure around Dromahane Cross
Mallow: Continue footpath replacement works in vicinity of Gouldshill cemetery which commenced in 2014. There will also be sections of footpaths replaced around Mallow Town Centre
Millstreet: Commence replacement of sections of footpath in the Main Street along with relaying of footpaths in the Square
Dromina: Replacement of sections of footpath in Corney Ring Place, Dromina.
Cllr. O’ Shea added “These works will improve greatly the specific areas in our District. While there is many more towns and villages that cold benefit from funding for the replacement of footpaths, this is a good start and it is my view and intention to seek more funding in the coming months to continue this vital work for the people living within the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District”.